There’s a love-hate relationship between horse riders and dogs, especially when hacking out.
To take our horses and dogs out for a peaceful jaunt around the countryside at the same time, no worries of one chasing a rabbit as the other spooks away, it’s a dream for many of us!
For a lucky few, this is a reality that works, as some of our #Hack1000miles challengers reveal…
1 Two’s company
Hand-walking your horse can sometimes be tricky enough, let alone taking your two dogs with you!
“They are all well behaved thankfully,” says Ronnie Luise.
2 A quiet ride
Helen Chivers takes her dog Burghley out for company whilst riding Lloyd.
3 A walk around the woods
Lotta von der Hyde and Sarah-Jane Ambridge recently took their dogs for a 5 mile hack around Harcombe Woods.
“Lovely hacking, dogs welcome and a car park dedicated to horse rides – perfect!” smiles Lotta.
4 Squeezing in the miles
I’m a cheat,” says Lauren Maclean about hacking out on a family dog walk.
“My dog’s been walked, so I’ll take Roseanna and grab a couple of miles.”
5 A surprise companion
“My dog decided to join us instead of going for a walk with my mum and the other dogs!” laughs Louse Horwood about the tag-along of her recent ride.
6 Sharing the work
Danielle Rowles’ husband often accompanies her hacks with Blackie on his bike, and they take out three dogs between them!
7 Family walks
Wendy Barton also rides out with her husband and their dogs.
“I love riding with the dogs in tow,” Wendy said.
8 A cause for celebration
“We had the best company doing it!” says Stephanie Kings-Jones of passing the 150 mile mark during a ride with her dogs.
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